Barack Obama says he respects Britain's decision to leave EU

US President Barack Obama said on Friday he respected Britain`s vote to leave the European Union, and that the United States` relationship with Britain would endure.

Reuters| Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 20:02 PM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Friday he respected Britain`s vote to leave the European Union, and that the United States` relationship with Britain would endure.

"The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision," Obama said in a statement. "The United Kingdom and the European Union will remain indispensable partners of the United States even as they begin negotiating their ongoing relationship."